Price of adaptation--allostatic load and its health consequences. MacArthur studies of successful aging.

@article{Seeman1997PriceOA,
  title={Price of adaptation--allostatic load and its health consequences. MacArthur studies of successful aging.},
  author={Teresa Seeman and Burton H. Singer and John Rowe and Ralph I Horwitz and Bruce S. McEwen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={157 19},
  pages={2259-68}
}
BACKGROUND Exponential growth in the population of older adults presents clinicians with special concerns about factors affecting risks for declines in cognitive and physical functioning. OBJECTIVES To examine the hypothesis that risks for such declines and for disease outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease, are related to differences in allostatic load, the cumulative physiologic toll exacted on the body over time by efforts to adapt to life experiences. To present an operational… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 31 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
319 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 319 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…